Monsters and Monks in Star Wars
Obi Wan was the first and best one. Monks in Star Wars that is.
Alec Guiness captured the essence of the monk perfectly, and I dare say he did so because he used to make his annual retreat at Quarr Abbey on the Isle of Wight. I spotted him there once, but daren’t break his silence by talking to him.
The Jedi are knights, but they are also monks. Connecting with the warrior monks of Eastern religions, they also connect with the religious orders of knights in medieval Christendom.
The Jedi clearly remind of the spiritual truths of the New Testament where St